Uptown and Downtown Family Outing {Dallas Photographer}

The holidays have come and gone... And Tracy Allyn Photography will reopen this Wednesday.  So we have been packing in plenty of fun time for my little family of three.  Yesterday, we spent the entire morning and afternoon around Uptown and Downtown Dallas.  Our city has so much to do and it continues to get better and better! 

Although we have been to First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center more times than we can count, we mixed it up a bit by starting our (very cold) morning with a trolley ride on the McKinney Avenue Trolley.  We figured, why not have some fun and have an easier time parking?  Besides, I always love the trolley! As usual, we enjoyed our time at the Nasher... Where we even ran into one of Campbell's friends while he was making the art project.

After the sculpture scavenger hunt our tummies were rumbling for some of those Dallas food trucks over at Klyde Warren Park!  Rob and I have been hearing lots about the great Banh Mi from the Nammi truck.  It definitely did not disappoint!  So good!!!  Campbell wasn't as brave but did love his burger from Relish.  I'm sure they have some really awesome ones (like that Mushroom and Truffle Relish Burger!) but he stuck to the basics. 

This was our first (of many to come) time at the Deck Park.  The place is huge and incredible with so much to do.  My boys had fun playing ping pong, foosball, and golf.  We finished with Campbell climbing the "tree house" deck and pretending he was in Lord of the Rings. Next time I want to sit and play some chess (even though I'm horrible), Jenga, and croquet and I hope we happen to be there for some live music.  I also love that they have plenty of books for some reading in the sun.

And now some snapshots of our family outing... What a great day!

Looking to grab a little lunch, Food Truck Style?
D has the schedule for food trucks posted for this week!
Check it out at the D Side Dish Food Truck Schedule.

A Day with Good Friends and Sunshine {Personal Playdate Photography}

Last week was a short week... kicked off by a fabulous day in the sun with my good pal, Ninothcka, her girls, and my son. Ninotchka and I have always talked about riding the trolley and we were ready to go "play film cameras" but decided to take the kiddos along with us. The day started with a yummy lunch and then we rode the McKinney Avenue Trolley in Dallas... for a loooooong time. In fact, are cutie driver (see pics, he had the unform and the whole look!) joked to the change shift driver that they were going to have to blast us off with dynamite! Hey... we can't help it. It was so relaxing and fun to photograph. Once we finally did get off, we perused and shopped at the Uptown Border's Books only to get back on the trolley for another go 'round! We ended the day together at White Rock Lake feeding the bird life. Pictures from the digital follow... I'll have to post the film shots once developed. And the day actually didn't end for me and Campbell... we went on to play in the sunset at Flagpole Hill. Those pics on another post.

In the meantime... give a thought to booking a session involving the trolley and the lake or a park! Lots of fun and plenty of photo possibilities. Even if it's a little chilly... your kids will love it!